Thursday, November 12, 2015
Posted by Alphonso at 11:10 AM
My sources, which include my own eyeballs, tell me that Hicks is another decent defensive outfielder who can't hit a lick.
If he has to be platooned, we gave away a starting catcher for him. And we sent a message to
all " home grown Yankee prospects;" You don't mean nothing to us!
In addition, the PR shots of Hicks sent to NYC for this news item showed, to my eyes, an out of shape guy. Overweight and puffy. I should know, and I do. So he is likely slower afoot, and slower with his swing than Cashman was led to believe.
Here is the point; This move is not a game changer! This trade means nothing for the Yankees, unless Sanchez beats out McCann and is our starting catcher for most of the season. If not, we simply acquired another lame back-up, and we overpaid to get him.
And since we all know that the Yankees always play the big money contracts, no matter how crappy and unproductive they are, no matter if their presence on the field actually hurts the Yankee's prospects for winning, the Beltrans, the A-Rods, the McCanns, the Ellsburys will always be out there.
Striking out, hitting into double plays, failing to advance runners, representing no threat on the base paths, bungling fly balls. Our big money guys.